GH1230 Lathe Gear Head

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    £4,475.00 Inc. VAT

    New release. The Warco GH1230 is a gear head lathe packed with features including integrated coolant system and full 3 axis DRO in compact form. Ideal for light industry and the home workshop.

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    Warco GH1230 Gear Head Lathe

    A compact version of our best selling gear head machine 

    Based on our popular GH1236 metalworking lathe, this new shorter version will appeal to those customers who do not necessarily require long capacity between centres, or have more limited work shop space.

    With 750mm between centres, overall length is 1250mm.

    Just like the larger equivalent, the GH1230 is a heavy duty gear head machine, supplied with an integrated coolant system, digital readout, LED lighting as well as a large range of standard equipment including tool post, travelling steadies, faceplate, dead centres, chucks, cabinet stand and more.

    With power cross and longitudinal feeds driven by a dedicated feed shaft, which includes a safety overload clutch.


    • Two axis digital readout has always been a standard feature with this range of lathes, this time we have gone further by adding a glass optical scale to the top slide - making it a full 3 axis DRO. It is this traverse which requires a high degree of accuracy. Now with the added scale, it is so much easier to tread the traverse movement - with large, easy to read illuminated digits, a big improvement from having to read the small divisions on the calibrated top slide scale.

    Features include

    • Induction hardened and ground bedways
    • Hardened and precision ground headstock gears
    • High tensile cast iron bed
    • Taper roller bearing headstock spindle
    • Jogging switch
    • Gap bed
    • Overload clutch to main feed shaft
    • Power cross and longitudinal feeds
    • Powerful 1500w motor

    Supplied with a range of accessories and tools, including

    • New! Digital readout system 3 axis
    • Chuck 3 jaw 160mm D1-4 camlock with inside & outside jaws
    • Chuck 4 jaw 200mm independent
    • Face plate 250mm
    • 4 way indexable tool post
    • Fixed steady
    • Travelling steady
    • Coolant system
    • Dead centres x2
    • Cabinet stand
    • Rear chip guard
    • Micro adjustable bed stop
    • Telescopic leadscrew covers
    • New! LED light
    • Tool box and maintenance tools
    • Instruction manual with spare parts list,

    All of the above equipment comes with no extra charge.

    Buying the GH1230

    • This lathe is ideally suited to professional metalworkers and engineers, hobbyists and schools or training establishments alike.
    • With extremely robust construction, it's built to last with extremely high levels of precision and accuracy.
    • Buy with confidence -  we've been selling lathes just like this for more than four decades now, and have always prided ourselves on our after sales service.
    • Hugely comprehensive range of spare parts always available for this machine if you ever require anything.
    • You will get a 12 month warranty.
    • Before we send machines out, they are run and tested by a qualified member of our team before leaving our premises for peace of mind.
    • Supplied with an individual accuracy test report.
    • Price includes UK mainland delivery - nothing more to pay.


    Full specification

    Item No.


    Centre height


    Centre height in gap


    Centre height over bed


    Maximum swing


    Maximum swing with gap removed


    Swing over cross slide


    Distance between centres


    Bed width


    Longitudinal travel


    Spindle taper


    Spindle bore


    Maximum tool size


    Range of spindle speeds

    65 - 1810 rpm

    Number of speeds


    Range of metric threads

    0.4 - 7mm

    Range of imperial threads

    4 - 6tpi

    Tailstock taper


    Tailstock quill travel


    Top slide travel


    Cross slide travel


    Headstock bearings

    Taper roller

    Compound slide swivel


    Coolant system capacity

    7.4 litres

    Chuck mounting

    Camlock D1-4


    1.5kw (1500w)

    Power supply


    Dimensions L x W x H
    Measurements taken to end of handle grips.

    1530 x 610 x 1250mm



    The general dimensions on these pages may be subject to minor variations and should be used for guidance only.

    Price includes VAT at 20%.

    UK mainland delivery included!

    Order securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.

    We have more than 45 years experience supplying lathes and supporting engineers, a name you can trust.


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